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  1. New consensus guidelines for resuming orthopedic electives — 5 things to know

    The International Consensus Group developed a new set of guidelines aimed at minimizing pathogen transfers and COVID-19 spread as elective orthopedic surgeries resume.
  2. 3 orthopedic surgeon arrests in 2020

    Here are three orthopedic surgeons who have been arrested this year:
  3. 4 hospitals expanding spine programs, services

    Here are four hospitals recently expanding spine programs and services:

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  1. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  2. Dr. Rolando Garcia elected to Florida Orthopaedic Society

    Rolando Garcia, MD, was elected to the Florida Orthopaedic Society's board of directors to represent the South Florida region.
  3. Mississippi surgery center earns Blue Distinction Center designation

    Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded Flowood, Miss.-based the Surgery Center at Mississippi Sports Medicine an advanced designation, making it the only center in the Southeast U.S. with the honor.
  4. 53% of independent physicians concerned about survival during pandemic + 4 other trends

    Physician groups are worried about surviving the pandemic financially and many are running on just a few week's cash as they ramp back up for the second half of 2020, according to a report from McKinsey & Co.

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  1. Inspired Spine surgeons design system for sacroiliac joint disease

    Spine surgeons at Burnsville, Minn.-based Inspired Spine have developed the Trident Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System for the treatment of sacroiliac joint disease, according to a July 21 news release.
  2. NuVasive net sales drop 30% in Q2 — 5 company notes

    Second-quarter net sales at NuVasive declined 30 percent to between $202 million and $205 million year over year, according to a preliminary unaudited report on July 20.
  3. Rothman Orthopaedics to open 15th NJ office

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute will open an office in Paramus, N.J., on July 27.
  4. Dr. James Chappuis: Flexibility with patient schedules has been key during ramp-up

    James Chappuis, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon and founder of SpineCenterAtlanta, outlines how his practice has tackled the economic challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and the key to its ramp-up strategy.
  1. Zimmer Biomet recalls batch of orthopedic implants in Europe — 3 notes

    Potentially elevated endotoxin levels led Zimmer Biomet to issue a recall in Europe of certain polyethylene orthopedic implants for knees, hips and extremities.
  2. DOJ settles alleged opioid record violations with Alabama orthopedic surgeon, practice

    Russell Hudgens, MD, and Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic in Mobile have agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $74,000 to settle allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act.
  3. Orthofix gets clearance for pediatric plating system

    Orthopedic implant manufacturer Orthofix has received clearance for its JuniOrtho plating system in the U.S. and Europe, according to a July 20 announcement.
  4. Orthopedic group with nearly 30 physicians gets $2M-$5M loan

    Arlington Orthopedic Associates was approved for a Paycheck Protection Program loan between $2 million and $5 million, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
  5. Where Johnson & Johnson stands with robotics: 3 updates

    Johnson & Johnson provided updates on its robotics offerings during a second-quarter earnings call transcribed by Seeking Alpha.
  6. Dr. Robert Bray implants 2 artificial discs in NBC sitcom star

    Neurological spine surgeon Robert S. Bray Jr., MD, recently performed spine surgery on Ben Feldman, an actor known for his role in NBC's sitcom 'Superstore,' according to ETonline.com.
  7. Dr. Patrick Cindrich joins Idaho hospital

    Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert, Idaho, has onboarded neurosurgeon Patrick Cindrich, MD, and three other physicians to staff its new surgical clinic, Idaho News 6 reports.
  8. SpineCare Long Island to open 3rd location

    SpineCare Long Island will open its third location in Holbrook, N.Y., on Aug. 3, according to a July 17 announcement.
  9. 3 New York City hospitals with best-value outcomes for spine surgery

    Hospital for Special Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center were the most cost-efficient hospitals over a 90-day episode of care for spine surgery, according to a recent analysis of Medicare claims by rankings authority Dexur.

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